[FOM] FW: 12th Est Winter School in Comput Sci, 2nd Call for Partic

Kreinovich, Vladik vladik at utep.edu
Wed Jan 3 17:17:55 EST 2007

 Forwarding, notice theoretical emphasis. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tarmo Uustalu [mailto:tarmo at cs.ioc.ee] 

                         Call for Participation

         12th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science, EWSCS '07
                    Palmse, Estonia, 4-9 March 2007


Background and objectives 

EWSCS is a series of regional-scope international winter schools held
annually in Estonia. EWSCS are organized by Institute of Cybernetics
(IoC), a research institute of Tallinn University of Technology.
EWSCS '07 is the twelfth event of the series.
The main objective of EWSCS is to expose Estonian, Baltic, and Nordic
graduate students in computer science (but also interested students
from elsewhere) to frontline research topics usually not covered
within the regular curricula.  The subject of the schools is general
computer science, with a bias towards theory, this comprising both
algorithms, complexity and models of computation, and semantics, logic
and programming theory. The working language of the schools is


The schools' scientific programme consists of short courses by
renowned specialists and a student session.

The course list for EWSCS '07 is the following:

* Arvind (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA):
  Synthesis of Parallel Programs

* Ingemar Cox (University College London, UK):
  Principles of Digital Watermarking

* Anna Ingólfsdóttir (Reykjavík University, Iceland)
  Reactive Systems: Modelling, Specification and Verification

* Gheorghe Paun (Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, 
    Bucharest, Romania):
  Membrane Computing: Power, Efficiency, Applications

* Moti Yung (Columbia Univ., New York, NY / RSA Labs, Bedford, MA, USA):
  Self-Protecting Cryptosystems
The purpose of the student session is to give students an opportunity
to present their work (typically, thesis work) and get feedback.
Registrants are invited to propose short talks (20 min) or posters.
The selection will be based on abstracts of 150-400 words.
The social programme consists of an excursion and a conference dinner.


Palmse is a small settlement 80 kms to the east from Tallinn in the
county of Lääne-Viru. It is renowned for a large manor that used to
belong to the von Pahlen family, today hosting the visitors' center of
the Lahemaa National Park, a museum, and a hotel.

Tallinn, Estonia's capital, is famous for its picturesque medieval Old
Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are direct flights to
Tallinn from London, Dublin, Barcelona, Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels,
Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, Kiev, Copenhagen,
Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Vilnius, Riga, ferries from Stockholm and
Helsinki. From Vilnius, Riga, the Eurolines coach service is the
practical travel option.

Application and cost 

The deadline for application and submission of abstracts is 19 January
2007. All applicants will be notified of acceptance to school and
acceptance of their talks/posters by 2 February 2007. The
participation fee 4000 EEK includes course materials, full board
accommodation at Palmse, transportation from Tallinn to Palmse and
back, excursion and conference dinner.

The partners of ETN DEC can use their project funds to support their
students' participation in the school.

For some applicants from elsewhere, we may also be able to reduce the

Programme committee / organizing committee

Tarmo Uustalu (IoC) (chair), Monika Perkmann (IoC) (secretary), Helger
Lipmaa (U. College London), Peeter Laud (U. of Tartu), Jaan Penjam
(IoC), Jüri Vain (Tallinn U. of Techn.), Varmo Vene (U. of Tartu)


Tiger University Plus programme of Estonian Information Technology
Foundation, Doctoral School in ICT of Measure 1.1 of the
Estonian NDP, Center for Dependable Computing of the national centers
of excellence in research programme of Ministry of Education and
Research, EU SOCRATES/ERASMUS project ETN DEC - European Thematic
Network for Doctoral Education in Computing

Further information 

Details on the submission of abstracts, application procedure and cost
are available from the school webpage,
http://cs.ioc.ee/yik/schools/win2007/. Questions should be sent to

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